On view in London 14-18 December, 4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
RSVP for the opening on Wednesday 14 December from 6-8pm

Inspired by author Haruki Murakami’s fictional worlds, Verse is pleased to present Magical Realism: a new group exhibition in two-parts, featuring Jesse Draxler, Jake Fried, Sputniko, Qubibi, Yazid, Shunsuke Takawo (generativemasks), Richard Nadler, Rudxane, Gary Edward Blum, and Nicolas Sasson.

Murakami’s stories place readers in a liminal space somewhere between the real and the imagined. Exploring the same eerily familiar space as Murakami, the works in ‘Magical Realism’ elevate and distort the material of everyday life to magical realms.

This exhibition will present a debut selection by some of the most distinctive curators in the digital and generative art space. These include Skygolpe and Junya Yamamine, who all present works that carefully unpick the seam of our shared reality.

Artworks will be released from 14-21 December. Full works list and drop dates coming soon.

‘You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of the grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.’
Jorge Luis Borges, The Writing of the God
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Part II addresses the relationship between dreams and our imaginations, exploring how these experiences share an inextricable connection. These reveries are tempered by the feelings of alienation and disdain which many of us harbour for today’s saturated, tired culture. Artists include: Jesse Draxler, Jake Fried (Night Vision from his private collection), rudxane, Gary Edward Blum, and Nicolas Sasson presenting their most recent works.

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Gary Edward Blum
Manzanita With Thoughts On Color, 2022
40 editions
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Gary Edward Blum
The Start Of The Rocky Mountains With Two Lines, 2022
Unique
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Jake Fried
Night Vision #85 (artist's private collection), 2021
Unique
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rudxane
Hypnagogic, 2022
50 artworks
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Jesse Draxler
Crash, 2022
10/200 artworks remaining
$200(Ξ200)
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Nicolas Sassoon
SCREEN, 2022
10 editions
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Nicolas Sassoon
GATE, 2022
10 editions
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qubibi
"Magical" Door, 2022
804 artworks
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Jake Fried

Jake used to be primarily a painter, but later evolved his technique by using ink and white-out to generate hallucinatory vistas. Fried repeatedly modifies and records his images to create mind-bending animations. The artist's films have been exhibited at the Tate Modern and Sundance Film Festival, and his work has been commissioned by Adult Swim, Netflix, and numerous art galleries around the...
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Nicolas Sassoon

Nicolas Sassoon is a Franco-Canadian artist using early computer graphics to create a wide array of pixelated forms & figures, moiré patterns & architectural structures. His work has long been concerned with the tensions between the pixel and the screen, reflecting on their entanglement and materiality by constraining himself to experiment with pixelated patterns and figures as his sole visual...
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Gary Edward Blum

Born in Montara California, a coastal town 30 minutes south of San Francisco, I have spent the better part of two decades exploring duality through my paintings and photography. The grandson of both Italian and Swiss immigrants, I was surrounded by stories of exploration and independence as a child. In 2000, I traveled to India where I was exposed to eastern philosophy and religion. Upon my...
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rudxane

rudxane is a visual artist from Amsterdam, working on small interactive websites and code based art since the 90s. Currently exploring the interplay of artist/machine through the generative medium by introducing human characteristics in a generative system.
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Jesse Draxler

Jesse Draxler is a cult-status creative whose influence has been felt far and wide throughout the digital arts space since the early days of Tumblr. As a singular and innovative creator Draxler has threaded his brand of dimensionally fractured, stoic apparitions & haunted, liminal environments through the pillars of culture working thoroughly with the fashion and music industries as well regular...
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qubibi

A label by Kazumasa Teshigawara focused on Digital Art. Kazumasa Teshigawara: Artist, interaction Designer, Web Designer, Lecturer (Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design Department of Integrated Design). Born in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Used to live with mother in the beginning. Later moved in with a new family. Was taken around bars while still young. Hostesses used to like me a lot. I stopped...
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